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The Sweet 16 has arrived with an exciting lineup of matchups. The second wave of the men’s NCAA tournament begins with the West and East regionals, featuring two 1 seeds, two 2 seeds, and basketball brand names like North Carolina, UConn, and Arizona. The schedule for Thursday includes games between No. 2 Arizona and No. 6 Clemson, No. 1 UConn and No. 5 San Diego State, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 4 Alabama, and No. 2 Iowa State and No. 3 Illinois. Fans can look forward to another thrilling day of college hoops as the tournament progresses.

The East region sees San Diego State scoring first against UConn, leading to a 2-0 advantage and the reigning champs trailing for the first time in the tournament. Clemson is making the most of Arizona’s missed shots, with 11 points off turnovers as they maintain the lead. The Wildcats have nine second-chance points, but Clemson leads 29-16 at the under-8 timeout. Clemson’s Chauncey Wiggins has eight points off the bench, shooting 58% from the field and displaying sharp 3-point shooting. Arizona calls a timeout as Clemson extends its lead to 27-14, with the Tigers’ defensive pressure frustrating the Wildcats.

Despite a slow start, Clemson takes a 6-3 lead over Arizona at the first TV timeout, as the Wildcats struggle with shooting accuracy. By the under-12 timeout, Arizona trails 16-6, shooting just 2 of 13 from the field. Clemson’s defensive pressure continues to stifle Arizona’s offensive efforts. The matchup between Clemson and Arizona kicks off a thrilling day of college basketball, setting the stage for the remaining Sweet 16 games. NBA Draft prospects have the opportunity to boost their stock heading into the Sweet 16, while the potential Final Four combinations spark interest and speculation among fans.

As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming Sweet 16 matchups, NBA Draft prospects look to enhance their stock in the tournament. The energy and excitement of March Madness are evident in the intense competition between teams like Arizona and Clemson. With key players making significant impacts on the court, the Sweet 16 promises more thrilling moments and unexpected outcomes. As the tournament progresses, the anticipation builds for potential Final Four combinations and the championship potential of each team. The Sweet 16 live tracker keeps fans updated on the latest scores and developments as the action unfolds on the court.

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